The BBC has continued their strategy of making more content available to licence payers by adding a download option to their iPlayer apps. Initially on iOS devices but coming to Android very shortly, the new iPlayer App function will allow users to download and watch episodes for up to 30 days.
You will now be able to download your favourite content to your device and watch it wherever you are in the
Daniel Danker, General Manager, Programmes and On-Demand for the BBC says, “With mobile downloads for BBC iPlayer, you can now load up your mobile phone or tablet with hours and hours of BBC television programmes, then watch them on the road, on the tube, on a plane, without worrying about having an internet connection or running up a mobile data bill. Viewers have up to 30 days to begin watching a downloaded programme, so you can even fill up your device and take the BBC with you on holiday.”
Now lets hope that the Beeb can fix the other issues with their app – no HD, no running in the background, no backlight dimming. Unfortunately I don’t think the BBC and their developer even read the comments on the Play Store as most of these faults have been around for over 6 months.